Moving with children can be a challenge, as some will be very excited by a move, while others will be anxious, and still others may be somewhere in between or even upset by a sudden change. The best way to help children transition to a new home and possibly a new area is to carefully plan, involve them in the move and moving plans, and help them explore their new area.
Today, San Diego moving service, Move Central, Inc., is going to share some positive ways to help children adjust to a move.
Preparing Children For Moving
When you break the news of your move to your children, your attitude about the change is very important, as your children will embrace this and reflect it in their attitudes. Keep your focus on the positive aspects of your move and how your children and family will benefit from the move, making it seem like a big, fun adventure.
As soon as you know about the move, you should inform your children about it, so they will have plenty of time to get used to the idea. In as much detail as your child can understand, tell him or her why you are moving and address any questions he or she may have. This will leave the lines of communication open in case your child wants to express worries or give their opinion on the move.
As much as you can, let children help in the move as much as they want to. This will make them feel like they are more in control of their situation and that they are valued.
Hire a professional moving company. San Diego moving company, Move Central, Inc., has experience moving families with children, and we would love to shoulder most of the work in your move, so you can take care of your family the way you need to during the transition.
By using these simple, straightforward tips, you can help your children feel secure and confident about the changes that are ahead of them. By understanding the difficulties that your children will face when moving from a familiar home, neighborhood and school, away from their friends, you can help them take it in stride and even enjoy it.
Things To Bring On Your Trip
Being prepared for the travel portion of your move and the first night in your new home will make things more tolerable for you and your children. Here is a brief list of some things you might need.
For your baby:
- Several changes of clothing
- Diaper bag
- Diapers and wipes
- Disposable bottles
- Jars of food, formula, and water
- Favorite toys
- Infant car seat
- First aid kit with pain relievers and any prescription meds
For Your Toddler
- Umbrella stroller
- Car seat
- Small toys
- Video player
- Snacks and drinks
For Older Children
- Travel games
- Snacks and drinks
As one of the most caring moving companies in San Diego, Move Central hopes these tips will help both you and your children navigate the uncertain waters of moving together. If you have any other questions about your move, feel free to contact us at any time.